Videos tagged with "peaks"
Pauline Robertson - SEUG 2012 [01:26]
Pauline Robertson, Banner Development Manager at The University of the West of Scotland, speaks about her favourite part of the European User Group Conference.
Winter Drive Narrow Road Sidlaw Hills Perthshire Scotland [02:12]
Tour Scotland video of a Winter drive on a narrow Scottish road on visit to the Sidlaw Hills above Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire. These are a range of hills of volcanic origin in the counties of Perthshire and Angus in Scotland that extend for 30 miles from Kinnoull Hill, near Perth, north east to Forfar Law is a Lowland Scots word of Old English origin meaning a hill which rises sharply from the surrounding land. The element ' sid ' probably derives from the Scottish Gaelic sidhe, meaning fairy or sacred, referring to the prehistoric cairns still visible on various of the hills, claimed in folklore as the habitations of supernatural beings. Principal peaks within the Sidlaws include Ark Hill and King's Seat. Points of interest include Dunsinane Hill, mentioned in Shakespeare's play Macbeth, and Auchterhouse Hill, which was the site of an ancient hill fort. The ruined observatory on Kinpurnie Hill was built by James Stuart-Mackenzie who owned the Kinpurnie estate.
View at Glencoe, Scotland [00:23]
On our way up to Loch Ness with the MacBackpackers tour, we stopped at Glencoe! The 3 peaks at the beginning of the video are known as the Three Sisters. Taken on April 22nd, 2012.
Christmas Day Drive Through Glen Etive Scottish Highlands Of Scotland [07:54]
Tour Scotland video of a Christmas Day drive on a narrow single track through Glen Etive in the Scottish Highlands. At the north end of Glen Etive lie the two mountains known as the Herdsmen of Etive, Buachaille Etive Mòr and Buachaille Etive Beag. Other peaks accessible from the Glen include Ben Starav, located near the head of Loch Etive, and Beinn Fhionnlaidh on the northern side of the glen. The River Etive is one of Scotland's most popular and challenging white water kayaking runs. In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, Deirdre and her love Naoise founded Glen Etive after fleeing Ulster. The Fachen is also known as the Dwarf of Glen Etive.
Christmas Day Drive To Glencoe Scottish Highlands Of Scotland [03:56]
Tour Scotland video of a Christmas Day drive to visit Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. In a driving sequence in the James Bond movie, Skyfall, filmed in the Highlands on the A82 near the striking peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag, the secret agent's iconic Aston Martin DB5 manages to get upstaged by the stunning atmospheric scenery. The glen, approaching from the east on the main A82 road, is surrounded by wild and precipitous mountains.